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many predicted it would be a race too close to call. we know who will lead the nation not next four years. >> we are and forever will be the united states of america and together with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward. >> president barack obama elected to i second term. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. live look outside right now. it is wednesday, november 7th. a live look at the washington monument right here in d.c. cold and chilly. but the big news of the day, the election is over. we know who is going to be the president now actually lot of the other issues on the ballot
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have been settled so lots of election things to talk about as well as some weather. >> yeah. >> good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> before we get to weather, this. president obama and the first family greeting a huge crowd of supporters in chicago last night. he took to the stage around 1 charleston 30 this morning shortly after republican challenger mitt romney conceded the race in a phone call. look at the crowd there. just amazing. we'll have more owe legislation coverage coming up here in just a second. as wisdom mentioned, we've got some i don't want to say winter weather. we do have a storm moving in. >> just say it. >> i know. >> just say it. just get it out. we have we have cold temperatures to start your day and the potential for winter weather later. not going to be a major deal
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but you might see some snowflakes flying during the evening hours. might be a little morning rain here all associated with our developing coastal storm, our nor'easter that is moving up the coast. this will be a player in our forecast throughout the day. it will be cloudy, breezy at times today and cold. our high temperatures are only going to be top out in the low 40s. it will be like i awinter day around here this afternoon. this is your dropping storm. -- it will be like a winter day around here this afternoon. the storm developing up into the coastline of new jersey and new york city. generally in a line from 95 east, you have the best chance of seeing this rain transition over it a period of snow later this afternoon and tonight. not looking for widespread accumulations here in washington. the further north and east you get, they have a better chance
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of light accumulation up towards baltimore and philadelphia. maybe an inch of snow. 42 your daytime high. chilly temperatures, rain, transitioningy to aling snow later today and again, your winds north 10 to 15. let me emphasize, we are got together to get a lot of anything. what does fall, it is not going to be a emergencior event for us. >> that is good. we'll save that for later in the winter. >> yes. >> time now to check in with julie wright and see what is happening during the morning commute. >> really busy right now for those traveling in virginia. this is where i have accident activity. a couple of vehicle got tangled up northbound along i-95. you will find the accident activity tying up the left side of roadway. average speed headed north out of staffer ford. crash still in play. this ties up your commute. follow police direction in order to squeeze by at this time.
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lanes are open if you are continuing northbound i-95 approaching 695 up towards baltimore. accident activity on the southwest side has been moved over to the shoulder. the express lane and main line picking up volume now. southbound 27 0rbg the gang is all here starting to slow south of 109 continuing out to the scales. -- southbound 270, the gang is all here. >> president barack obama comes out ahead to earn a second term as america's leader. >> in his victory speech last night, the president promiseed a better america over the next four jurors. melanie alnwick is live in the newsroom with the details. >> good morning. president obama was able to emerge victorious from this long contentious battle by holding onto his key constituencies of women, black and hispanic voters. although exit polls showed that most voters agree that the economy isn't for good shape, apparently they didn't blame the president for that. it was after 1:00 a.m.
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when president obama strode on to the stage in chicago to the sounds of stevie wonder's sign, sealed and delivered. he sounded like he was extending an olive branch just a bit to his opposition. >> our economy is recovering. a decade of war is ending. a long campaign is now over. n and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. >> reporter: the president also pledged to work with leaders of both sides to help the nation continue its recovery. now, the crowd in boston, a little bit different story there. tea injected and subdued but mitt romney was gracious in his concession speech. he said he no regular it is a and asked all americans to help get the country back on top. >> the nation, as you know, is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't
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risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. and we citizens also have to rise to the occasion. e occasio >> reporter: running mate paul ryan of wisconsin returns to the house of of representsives where he will resume his post as chairman of the house budget economyee. not clear what mitt romney plans to do next after 17 months of a tbriewling quest for the president divincenzoy. democrats retain control of the senate and republicans retain control of the house ensuring more divided economy. -- after 17 months of a grueling quest to the presidency. historic ballot questions in maryland approved. the dream act, same-sex marriage and expanded gambling all passed. a look at the morni's
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a look now at some of another issues on ballot across the nation. voters in colorado and wash state approved legalizing recreational marijuana. that includes the production, sale and possession of the drug. it is still prohibited under federal law and many legal questions still remain. two senate candidates who made campaign headlines with controversial comments about rape, pregnancy an abortion will not be coming to washington. todd akin and richard mourdock lost their election bids. hour dock, who said pregnancy from rape was something god intended lost to an indiana congressman. voters in virginia have passed the constitutional
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amendment that will limit the government's power to taken take private property. the government will only be able to take private property if the land is needed for public use or is deemed a nuisance. eminent domain will not be allowed in cases where the land is needed for economic development including job creation or boosting tax revenue. voters in maryland make history becoming one of the first states to legalize gay marriage. we'll have more on that coming up income. a push to expand gambling in maryland also passes. we are live at national harbor with reaction when fox 5 morning news continues. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee.
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minutes, we'll have more on the key ballot questions in maryland including the expansion of gambling in the state. -- coming up in less than 10 minutes. we want to pass along a quick note. coolidge high school here in the district is closed today due to the pact that they are trying to restore heat there. so it would be a little cold for them going to cool today. -- due to the fact that they are trying to restore heat there. >> going to be a chilly day. going to be cold this afternoon as our storm system is just off the coast. it really starts to wrap up. it will wripg us the combination of chilly air temperatures and a lot of wind. -- it will bring us the combination of chilly air temperatures and a lot of wind. light afternoon snow possible. best chance will be north and east. to be honest with you here in the district and close to the district, we could see some flake flying a little later this afternoon. be ready two it. we're in the going to be
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shoveling anything here later today or tonight but it is a little early for winter weather across the region. 40 right now in washington. 37 at dulles. 38 this morning in baltimore. 42 in annapolis. here is your developing storm system. this nor'easter we've been talking about for days and days it seems like. now taking shape. first thing i want to emphasize, north and east of washington, that is where the greatest impact is going to be. that is where the biggest oomph with the storm will be up into new jersey and new york. we are sort of on the western edge of it. even right now, we are on the western edge of. it as it passes to our north, some of the band of rain and eventually snow will make it back as far west as about the 95 corridor. if you are watching out towards frederick, port royal out into the mound taupes out in west virginia, western maryland, i don't think you'll see much of anything other than cloudy skies and very cold temperatures. closer to washington, as you
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get north and east up towards columbia, ellicott city, baltimore, the chances increase for this rain to transition to snow later today and for some of that to stick to the grassy sears. as you get up towards baltimore, it is certainly a possibility there could be some light accumulations. i mean maybe an up. of snow here into northern maryland, northeast maryland later today. be advise the if you are traveling northeast later this afternoon out towards baltimore, philadelphia, the snow amounts will be more intense and there will be greater snowfall. future forecast, 42 degrees. winds north 10 to 15. that is a combination for a very cold day. cloudy and cold, rain, snow likely. light accumulation. best chance possible north and east of washingtonen here is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. behind the system tomorrow, wind will pick up t will be
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warmer than today. -- wind will pick up. it will be warmer than today. early next week, highs back in the mid-60s. so we've got warmer temperatures on the way. that is a quick look at weather. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> on the roads right now, you will find the lanes are open if you are continuing to make your drive along northbound i-59 in virginia. this is where we had the accident activity before you reach 234 dumfries. the accident has cleared owe all of our lanes are open. however, you are in a big backup leaving 630 courthouse road out of stafford headed out to dale city. however, by the time you reach dale city, back up to towards woodbridge. traveling north on 210, accident activity still in play here. you will fopped your lanes are open south on 270. no issues reported, just volume delays to accompany your drive
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head out to the scales. you will find your lanes are open south on 270. as we goes to break, more from president obama's victory speech early this were nothing in chicago. >> despite all the hardship we've been through, despite all the frustration of washington, i've never been more hopeful about our future. i have never been more hopeful about america. and i ask you to sustain that hope. =8
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voters in maryland have spoken out on a number of key ballot questions. >> three of them involve some of country's most cop ten schuss social issues. question six, legalizing gay marriage passed with 52% of the vote. question four, known as dream act, was also approved. it aallows illegal immigrants
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to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. the other controversial ballot question also passed. >> question seven allows the expansion of gambling in the state and a new vegas-style casino. fox 5's holly morris is live at national harbor where that casino will likely be put in place. >> reporter: good morning. it is kind of dark to think vegas here at national harbor but it won't be long because mgm already put out a statement this morning saying that their top designers and resort experts will start planning today coming up with a proposal for a destination resort that they are indeed ready to compete for the license to build a casino here at national harbor. this is the final breakdown of how the numbers came out after election day. 52% of marylanders voted for question seven. 48% voted against. most of those votes came from what you would consider the central part of the state. interestingly enough, the counties along the eastern shore, most of them, if not all of them, vote against question seven.
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once it was clear it was going to pass, the skies lit up here at national harbor thanks to fireworks. fireworks. it looked more like july 4th here late in the evening, but, of course, it was just in celebration of the fact that the casino will most likely be built here at national harbor. question seven allows expansion of game tables at all maryland casinos. governor o'malley and rushern baker, both big advocates of question seven and are both happy with the outcome. >> the money is going for education and is going to help fix # -- to fix 210 and will help with jobs and jobs and jobs. >> given the amount of dollars otherwise that would leave our
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state to go to other states in gambling and so keeping those dollars here to help maryland schools, i think, on balance, is a better thing to do. >> reporter: it was a fierce fight on both sides of this issue. in fact, $87 million was spent by the two sides combined trying to sway voters to vote in their direction. of course, the people that were for question seven believe this morning that it was money well spent. coming up next, we'll go live to richmond for a wrap of what was a hard fought race for the senate between two former governors. >> as we go to break ache personal mo obama. this picture was posted on the twitter account shortly after the nation learned he won. this is on stage in chicago. he thanked mrs. obama saying that he's never loved her more. we're back in just a moment. >> a nice picture. >> a great picture. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company,or geico.
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president obama is reelected to serve a second term as president. seep here embracing vice president joe briden after the elect was called in their favor. they watched results at the fairmont chicago millennium park in chicago. shortly after, mitt romney called the president to concede the race. very exciting overnight. and wrapped up earlier than maybe some thought it was going to. >> we were thinking it was going to be days. >> we never know. anything can happen and we're glad it didn't drag on for days. hopefully, this weather won't drag on for days. >> probably a good thing that the weather arrived the day after the election. otherwise, people would be waiting in line in some really cold temperatures today and some wind. we have the coastal storm. it is starting to make its move toward washington and point north and east. you can see some rain showers now breaking out for fathers ever the area. southern maryland out towards
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annapolis, probably getting some light rain. this is all rain at the moment. it will be kind of pinwheeling to the north and north and east so there might be a light shower in the forecast for the first half of your day. i think most of the energy here, most of the action in the form of rain and potentially some snow won't get in here until later today and during the evening hours. temperature right now at reagan national is 40 degrees. it is chilly. 30 in pittsburgh. later today, the nor'easter will flow a little bit of moisture back towards us and tap into the very cold temperatures to the north. that is why we think the rain will mix with or potentially change to a period of snow around here later this affect or tonight. not expecting widespread accumulations with the exception of our friend to the north and east up towards baltimore and northern maryland. but could be enough to coat some of the grassy areas in parts of the region and certainly enough to make for good conversation later today. there is your forecast for today. cold either way. temperatures falling into the
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30s by 5:00 p.m. with a little bit of snow or rain across the region, 95 east and north. let's check in with julie wright and get the latest on traffic. >> on the roads, you will find that your loans are open as you continue to work your way northbound along i-95678 the accident activity we had to deal with earlier before you reach 234 dumfries has cleared. lanes are open but still in a big backup. new problem spot to report. this happens to be westbound 504 maryland. the accident activity tying up the two right lanes. heavy volume delaws coming in from 450 richey high trying to work your way past that incident. the accident remains northbound along 210. stay to the right to get by.
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295 looks good for the inbound 11th street bridge. >> thank you. well, he has done it again. president barack obama claiming victory against opponent mitt romney in last night's election jet president earning a second term with a comfortable lead over romney in both the popular and electoral votes. mitt romney's campaign knew that they were going to have to thread the needle if they were going to win. florida, virginia, ohio, all crucial in the end and most of the toss-up states went in the president's favor. exit polls showed six in 10 voters said the economy was the key issue for them and the majority felt president obama was more in touch with people like them. president obama took the stage after 1:00 in the morning. the crowd in his hometown chicago cheering wildly. he pledged to work with both side to continue the nation on the path to recovery. this was mr. obama's last campaign and while getting
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wistful about his family, he also got a laugh. >> sasha and malia, before our very eyes, you're growing up to be two strong, smart beautiful young women just like your mom and i'm so proud of you guys. but i will say that for now, one dog is probably enough. >> you may remember the girls got bo after the first election. he also thanked vice president biden for his hard work on the campaign trail. mitt romney stood before a disappointed crowd in boston. his concession speech was brief and heartfelt as he congratulated the president and asked all americans to put partisan bickering aside. romney said his family has and will stand beside him. >> i also want to thank ann,
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the love of my life. she would have been a wonderful first lady. rst lady. she has been that and more to me and to our family and to the many people that she has touched with her compassion and her care. >> now, many people noticed that missing from romney's speech was any reference of what his lands are for the future. he had told reporters earlier in the day he had only prepared a victory speech. president obama does return to office with a deeply divided government. speaker of the house, republican john balkaner said the elect was a mandate for both parties to find common ground. >> let's hope they can do that. >> yes, let's hope so. now, virginia was one of the most closely watched battleground states and one of the last ones to be called late last night. >> democrats did very well in the northern part of the commonwealth with congressman jim madalyn murray o'hair moran and gerry connolly winning re-
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election -- with jim moran and gerry connolly winning re- election. we get more now from john henrehan in richmond this morning for us. >> reporter: good morning. this virginia senate race is going to be remembered for one thing, i think, in the long run, money. more money was spent on this senate race than any u.s. senate race in any state including larger states in u.s. history. according to the center for responsive politics, $82 million was spent on this race and $52 million of the $82 million was spent by outside groups, not the political parties, not the candidates themselves. it is just a staggering sum of money. and in his comments to the assembled democratic crowd, the oner, democrat tim kaine, addressed this point. is point. -- the winner, democrat tim
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kaine, addressed this point i don't so here what is it means, folks. here is what it means. our victory tonight proves that it is the number of people who stand with you, not the number of zeros behind the check. e ch that is what decides elections in the united states of america. >> reporter: i don't actually have the figures as to who spent more because the outside groups don't have to do a lot of reporting but i think more of it was spent on the republican side than on the democratic side. i am not told t totally sure of that this morning. but a peculiar thing happened during the celebration here last night. for much of the evening, on the presidential side, the republican mitt romney was leading in virginia. as kaine started speaking, he announced from the podium that president obama was going to be declared by one of the network as the national winner. but it still looked like obama
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was going to lose in virginia. and the crowd never got that announcement by tim kaine. i want to show you the video after kaine's speech, word started filtering through the crowd. let me show you this crowd now. people started checking their social media on their phones and their twitter accounts. and all of a sudden, gigantic huggings, no cheers because it was never announced from the podium. i just want to show you what it looked and sounded like. ed lik it was a rather peculiar sight last night at kaine headquarter. people learned one by one than any major announcement that president obama had in fact taken virginia. a double win for the democrats last night in the commonwealth. president obama wins narrowly. tim kaine won but a slightly larger margin. it was just a very odd scene
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and i wanted to share it with you because there was never any announcement from the podium. people learned one by one. that is the latest from richmond. >> that is interesting. a night for the democrats there in the commonwealth. john henrehan reporting live for us in richmond wro. the power of social media. being able to get that information out as quickly as possible. >> in maryland's senate race, democratic incumbent ben car done easily defeated hid challenger for claim a second term. the only upset came in the house, district six republican incumbent roscoe bartlett will not return to capitol hill. bartlett lost to democrat john del i'm you. maryland appear democratic leadership basically osh straight his defeat by redrawing a district. they are having a hard time pulling off a win but did a long-standing legend about the redskins and the presidential election hold true? more on that coming up in the
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back now with more coverage of the presidential race. what really led to the president's victory? joining us this morning to discuss that is a republican political strategist who has worked with many parties including president bush in 2004 and a veteran of many other campaigns including bob dole when he ran for president. you've been involved in some campaigns. >> done a lot of them. what happened. the polls had it really tight. >> the president made a strategic decision in the summer to define romney and the
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romney campaign decided to sit on their money and spend their money towards later in the campaign. i think that defamation that was made back in the supper pretty much set, it held and it was a big deal. another part is, and this is kind of where i get an understanding of this, their ground game, the obama ground game was unprecedented how good it was. it probably got them three, maybe even four points in some of these critical target states. >> but when you listen to the polls and all the polls that came out and you would have a debate and it would go all that way and then another way. was any of that, the polls, the ads, or hurricane sandy, were all of those things factors that tipped the scales in favor of the president. >> everybody likes to pontificate the day after. i'm sure it played a part in it. we'll know in the next few weeks whether all of it played a part in it. for i fact that, if you look at the polling based off of what came out this summer and what came out this
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fall, mitt romney was defined in the campaign. the romney campaign did not shoot back, did not fight back earlier in the summer. that held. that stuck. the debates pushed him back up but in the end, the obama campaign hay great turnout machine. i mean unprecedented in turnout machine. i oversaw the turnout with bush in the re-elect in 2004 and when you've had five years to build a turnout machine, think about that, the romney campaign had eight months. the obama campaign had five years. we had that same situation in 2004 when we were going against kerry. you have a lot more resource that you can dedicate. you have a better organization. it proved ultimately the victory. >> the next question is, moving forward with the republican party, whether it is mitt romney or someone else, how do they move forward? what is next for the republican party? >> one of the exit polls answers that came out yesterday was that the december graphics of this country. >> v. changed and republicans
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need to step up especially with hispanic voters. we are getting killed with hispanic voters right now and we have to come up with real solutions that address these voters and what they really care about. as far as candidates are concerned, i'm he actually very optimistic. we have a great bench of substantive candidates that could run in four years. i wasn't all that impressed with the republican debates and i didn't feel like they were very substantive back in the spring. but i think we've got a real bug bench whether that be marco rubio. >> a lot of talk about that. >> or jeb bush or chris christie although he may have hurt his chances with the sandy reaction. that is actually something to be railroad excited about j thank you for talking with us. we appreciate you come in to spend time with us early this morning. >> back to the desk. >> thank you both. let's check in with tucker and
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get the latest on the weather rolling in. >> a bit of a tricky forecast. it will be cloudy and cold. now, how close this rain-snow line gets going and how much we see, those are still some question marks out there. the bottom line is this will not be a major event for the washington area. this is going to be predominantly impact areas that don't need it up into new jersey and new york. 42 in annapolis. 36 in gaithersburg. hagerstown, just 33 degrees. we've already locked in the cold. believe it or not, you are pretty much looking at your high temperatures. it is going to be a very cold day. a cloudy day as well. the breezes will pick up out of north and northeast a little later this afternoon. that will lock in that wintertime feel for you. be prepared for a cold one this afternoon. here is our developing storm system and taking shape here.
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forecast to intense -- to intensify as it pushes up to new york and new jersey. not going to be as strong as sundayy but still a very impressive storm system. we are on the we were edge of t i want the -- we are on the western edge of t the further east you get as you get out towards annapolis, the impact will be greater. -- we are on the western edge of it. of it. we'll transition some of the rain over to a period of snow halloween ear some washington. our temperature will stay above freezing. we are not anticipating any travel delays t will be a close call here as we get into the late afternoon hours as the storm continues to kind of develop here. here is your futurecast. you will see what i mean. notice the we were edge of that storm system right along the 95
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corridor. see how we are on the western edge of it and most of the energy off to the north and east. we have winter weather advisories for northeast maryland up towards philadelphia, as you head up into new jersey. i think that is where the snow bull's eye will be so to speak later this afternoon. we are on the western edge of it here at 6:00. and then the whole thing out of here overnight and we should see a gradual improvement tomorrow although tomorrow will be windy and still rather cold out. 42 today. cold and cloudy. rain, snow, likely. the best chance is as you get up towards baltimore for some snow. we could see flakes lying here locally later this afternoon and tonight. things get better and a warm-up for the weekend. mid-60s by mop and tuesday. >> that is good.
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we at least see some 60s in our future. >> hey, tony. >> good morning. hello, everybody. guess what it is time for. ask tony and tucker. of course, you know what this is. this is the segment where tucker and i put our heads together to answer your most pressing questions. today's question is a good one. this question comes from laura ritter in bowie, maryland. laura writes what makes a storm a nor'easter rather than just a regular storm. since it is dipping down and coming from the south, does it become a southeaster? >> tucker barnes will do the heavy lifting on this un. >> she was referring to a southeaster. remember i was talking about the storm developing out to the west. it was not yet are considered a
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nor'easter system at that hour. storms are called nor'easters for basically two reasons. do you know the reason why? >> they travel in a -- you already -- >> oh, i'm sorry. >> they travel in a northeastern route. >> let's agree with that. >> i'm not impressed with your weather knowledge. >> i didn't know we were being tested. >> tony has been doing this for 25 years. the movement is to the north and east so that is right. the storm tracks from the northeast. if you watch on your satellite pictures, you will see the storm tracking from southwest to northeast. so they ride right along the gulf stream which is right off the eastern seaboard southwest to northeast. when they take that motion, they turn that corner and start to work up the coast line. that is when they can get the name of nor'easter. other reason, most importantly, the storm is on the eastern
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side of us here on land so our winds come out of -- >> the north? >> the northeast. >> thank you, wisdom. and sarah, i'm surprised that santorumed you. >> i forgot the east. i had the north. >> we have the name nor'easter. >> don't test me the day after election day. y the first use was way back in the 1600s with a brit, sailor who mentioned the wind coming out of the north and east. i want to show you an incredible picture of a neater this. was the blizzard of 2006. look how it took almost a tropical characteristic. see the eye developing there off the delmarva peninsula. these storms ride along a gulf stream so they get that warm, moist energy and then they cap into arctic air off it the north and west. that is why we often see the
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terrible effects we do. the coastal erosion. >> that is how we get our big winter weather. >> when we get our big storms, that is what happened. let's go back to max 2. the nor'easter for today, i want to mention some of the effects of this one. we are sort of on the southwestern side of this one today so the worst effect will be to you are on north. 40 to 50-mile an hour wind gust along the coast, high surf, coastal flooding. again, in the winter months, if this were january, february, well be talking about a major blizzard here along the 59 corridor. you. >> you see that big l out there and the lines around it. if you imagine the wind wrapping around that l in a counter clockwise direction, that is why they come in from the north and northeast. it is similar to a tropical storm but it is not a tropical storm system. but it is similar tie tropical
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storm. we got to go. thank you very much for the question. if you have a question you want answered, go to and click on the weather tab. >> julie wright, what is the latest on the roads? >> we finally got in touch with sky fox. they are above northbound i-95. this is the commute shaping up for those traveling out of stafford this morning. it remains heavy and slow. the accident activity cleared and now they are above northbound 95 in dale city. headed north to potomac mills and working your way out towards wood brim. route one taking the heat as well. we've got delays there as well headed over towards fort belvoir. accident activity occurred here at row boulevard. traffic flows again 202 out towards new york avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> all right. thank you. the big headline in d.c. today, phil mendelsohn will officially take over the council chairman
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seat. he has been filling it on an interim basis since kwame bettelyoun's resignation earlier this year. he easily defeated his opponent to take the seat outright. mendelsohn will join us just after 7:30 this morning. in the morning line, the so- called redskins rule didn't apply to last night's presidential election. panthers beat the redskins at fedex field on sunday. up until last night, the presidential challenger had won 17 of the 18 elects when the burgundy and gold lost their home game before the election. college football favored president obama. since 198 4-rbg the democratic president criminal candidate has won every election when alabama beats lsu. go figure. i didn't even know with this.
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the crimson side won last saturday 21-17 keeping that streak. roll tide. you always like to say that. >> okay. we'll let you do that. >> ahead at 7:00, a look at how the female vote impacted this year's election. >> we'll be right back. 
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to do that. >> you know her last name was martin. we are all familiar with the typical polling places like schools and county buildings. for some americans their place to vote was anything but typical. some people voted at laundromats. what is that? >> that is a building that houses the ashes of the deceased. >> that is so weird. there it is right there. that's why you are so smart. >> i knew that already. >> you did? okay. all right. >> that's it for the 6:00 hour. >> now over to tony and allison. >> you all better hand it over. thank you guys. coming up on fox 5 morning news. four more years. >> i've never been more


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